Department of offshore projects and towing

+7 921 247 25 52

One of the major profile activities of the company is the arrangement of sea and river towages.

We offer both classical towages within one water basin and complex oceanic ones with wide experience of inland waterway transit towage from the seas of South to the seas of North and back. When offering a floating object towage our turnkey service includes:

  • selecting a route and a suitable tug (s)

  • technical support (towage project development; stability calculation, tow line design, shelters’ selecting en route, procedures on a tow sealing, instructions to a tug master, etc., agreement of the project with classification societies)

  • preparation of a tow for towage (converting, sealing), providing a tow for class society inspection, obtaining the one-way towage certificate

  • agency attendance to the voyage (attendance at the sea ports en route, weather forecast provision, obtaining of approvals from oversight bodies when performing the voyage, scheduling, etc.)

  • survey and insurance of a tow could be arranged on request.

The basic pro-forma tow agreements we use are standard BIMCO charters such as "Towcon" and "Towhire". JSC "Belfreight" possesses a corresponding license enabling it to perform sea towages.

One of the priority activities of the auxiliary fleet is the towing of oversized, sea and river objects, both in large and small coastal shipping. The tug crews are well-trained professionals with extensive experience, so the services provided by our company are highly efficient in performing the entire range of necessary operations.